Written Boards Review and Test Taking Strategies
Flashback Friday: Written Board Reviews and Test-Taking Strategies
Previously Published: February 1, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Dr. Rosh imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.
Adam Rosh, MD, FACEP
Founder and CEO, Rosh Review
Former Program Director at Detroit Receiving Hospital
In this episode, Alex sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh (Rosh Review) to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Adam imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.
Key Resources / References:
- ABEM Qualifying Exam: https://www.abem.org/public/become-certified/qualifying-exam
- ABEM In-Service Exam:https://www.abem.org/public/for-program-directors/in-training-examination
- EMRA/EM Resident:In-Service Exams, E-Orals and a New Emergency Medicine dual Specialty. https://www.emra.org/emresident/article/in-service-exams-e-orals-and-a-new-emergency-medicine-dual-specialty/
- Question Banks/Review – Just to name a few!
- 1 Year Out: Look at the Exam Logistics and Personal/Social Barriers
- 6 Months Out: Organize your study schedule, light study
- 1 Month Out: Study!
- 2 Weeks Out: REALLY study (crank it up to 11)
- 2-3 Days Out: “Rolling Stop” – Slow down, recharge.
- 1 Day Out: Light review
Resource Control: Pick 2-3 resources/modalities and stick with them. Book, E-learning, Q-bank or practice exams. Apply your knowledge from several angles. Prove you know the material in more than one context.
- “The Interleaving Effect: Mixing It Up Boosts Learning.”
- https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-interleaving-effect-mixing-it-up-boosts-learning/. Pan, S. Aug 2015. Scientific American
- Kang, S. “Spaced Repetition Promotes Efficient and Effective Learning: Policy Implications for Instruction.” Behavioral and Bran Sciences. 2016 Vol 3(1) 12-19. DOIL 10.1177/2372732215624708.
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